HDD has a tick-tock sound when at start-up, is it mechanically fried? Start-up screen lingers at the [VAIO | Intel | | Phoenix technologies ] screen Tried booting in safe mode, no avail. F8 function can still be accessed. but can't boot from HDD either. I can either boot my Hiren7.6 or WinXP disk Tried to used HDD regenerator but it was runnign too slowly. When I reboot and I run the Regenerator again, it couldn't detect any drives. What are the steps should i do next?